I simply do not understand why so many on the left and so many on the right seem determined to push us into a military conflict with Russia.
If we get into a shooting war with Russia, one side or the other will inevitably decide that they want to use their nuclear weapons before the other side conducts a surprise first strike of their own. But no matter who strikes first, the whole world would lose, because the vast majority of the global population would end up dead within a few years. This is why I have been so adamant about trying to find a peaceful solution to the crisis in Ukraine.
If we have a nuclear conflict with Russia, the vast majority of you that are reading this article would die.
But only a certain percentage of you would die immediately. According to a study that was conducted in 2008, only about one-fifth of the U.S. population would initially be wiped out by a full-blown barrage of Russian missiles.